One of the easiest ways to change your looks is to change how you part your hair. Face shape is a make or breaks factor to a new look, and when trying a new hairstyle, you need to consider the shape of your face to look the best.
What’s Your Face Shape?
The easiest way to ascertain the shape of your face is to pull your hair back away from your face and have a deep look in the mirror. And then ask yourself what the widest part of your face is. Is it your forehead or your cheeks? Maybe it’s your cheekbones. What about your chin? Is it round, square, or pointy? Try to think of an imaginary line running through the middle of your face, and then you will come to know the actual shape of your face.
Mentioned below are the six different face shapes, each having its distinct characteristics.
The length and width of your face are almost equal and your forehead is rounded. The widest part of your face is the cheeks (chubby), whereas your jawline is full and rounded with no angles or points.
A round face looks beautiful with both short and long hair. If you prefer the latter, you should think of getting layers. Straight hair emphasizes the roundness of your face, whereas layers redirect the focus on how amazing you look. A shoulder-length haircut with soft and graduated layers is the ideal hairstyle for a round shape face.
Bangs turn out to be a really nice idea when it comes to a round face. Bangs over your forehead can make your face appear too short, whereas angled bangs make your face look thinner.
If the length of your face is almost one and a half times its width and your forehead is slightly wider than your chin, then you have an oval face. Your face resembles an inverted egg.
If your face is oval shaped, lucky you! It works with any type of hair sectioning, leaving no limit to the number of hairstyles you can try out. You can pull off any part, anyway on any style. So, why not try them all? Just have fun experimenting with different hairstyles!
You have a long face with a narrow jaw and a pointed chin. Both your cheekbones and forehead are wide.
A middle partition complements this shape. It makes your face look longer.
A side swept fringe with long and soft layers will help to draw the focus more to your eyes and cheekbones. Try to avoid short and blunt cut bangs!
You have wide cheekbones with a narrow forehead and jawline. Your forehead and jawline are similar in width and have a pointed chin.
A long and side-parted strand turns out to be a no-brainer for diamond faces. The diagonal direction creates an illusion of an oval shape by bringing out the cheekbones.
A curtain fringe frames a diamond shape beautifully!
The length and width of your face are equal. You have a flat and square chin and a prominent jaw.
Straight and long hair softens the square angles and draws attention away from the jawline.
A soft and tapered bob hitting around the chin also looks beautiful on a square face.
Most of the times there is confusion between an oval face and an oblong face. This shape is slightly longer and less wide. The forehead and jawline are slightly rounded. However, they are almost similar in width. The sides of the face are straight.
Sweeping side bangs is a great choice for an oblong shape face. It makes your face appear shorter and adds width to it.